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Victory Is Ours

by | 20th, November 2003

‘IT was touch and go for a while but now England are guaranteed victory in the Rugby World Cup.

‘Cheer up! There’s always the Close Harmony Singing Championships’

News in the Mail is that David Beckham is backing England for glory in Saturday’s final – and, with the patron saint of celebrity on her side, England cannot fail.

And the news gets better as the Mail also reports on how Alex Ferguson is supporting England’s bid for glory.

“It’s hard for a Scot to support England but I’ll be watching the final and I hope they win if only because I think their coach is a wonderful man and brilliant at his job.”

How very typical of the Manchester United manager to support a fellow professional and spread some bouquets as he goes!

And so it goes on in the Mail, with Sir Bobby Robson sparing a few thoughts about England.

”I hope an England win kicks off a good day for Newcastle,” says Sir Bobby, the Magpies’ manager, putting things in their true perspective.

To watching Australians it would seem that the Mail is reflecting the mood of the British public. But, as Robson hinted, rugby remains a minor sport in these lands. And it’s football that dominates, as ever.

“CRUSHED,” says the Sun, announcing the grim news that both Scotland and Wales will not be travelling to the Euro 2004 finals, having lost their play-off matches to

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